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Did you know? Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

In the hot seat this week, as it’s lizard season, it’s the common lizard. Did you know?: Common lizards in Ireland are viviparous. Females give birth to 2-12 fully developed young. In warmer climates common lizards are egg layers rather than live-bearers. Common lizards are good swimmers and will often….

Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

The common lizard, Ireland’s only reptile, can often be seen sunning itself on dry stone walls, rocks or logs during the summer months. These animals occupy a range of habitats, including woodland, marshes, heath, moors, bogs, sand-dunes and even rubbish dumps. Lizards are active, alert and extremely quick. Their colouration….